When people imagine the perfect lobster roll, many tend to think it can only be found on the East Coast. However, in a state where the ocean is hundreds of miles away, it’s actually Utah that is home to the “World’s Best Lobster Roll.”
Freshies Lobster Co. started out as a food truck, but after growing customer demand, turned into a restaurant located in Park City back in 2009. Last October, they opened a second location at 356 E. 900 S. in Salt Lake City.
On one warm spring day, I decided to step into Freshies Lobster Co. to taste their famous lobster roll. I was immediately greeted with a beautifully decorated open space. The high ceiling and sunlight pouring through the windows delivered a sense of contentment.
As an avid seafood lover, I was excited while scanning their menu. Settling with the Real Mainah (3.7 oz. fresh Maine lobster, $21) and the Lobster Mac (cavatappi, gruyere, seahive cheddar, 2.5 oz. lobster, $18), I eagerly waited for my food.
The service was quick, although I should mention I came in five minutes after they opened, and the presentation was delightful.
The roll was so generously stuffed with lobster that I thought they had mistakenly given me the XL (5 oz. fresh Maine Lobster, $26). It came in a warm New England hot dog bun, with the meat looking succulent and ready to be in my tummy. They also include a side of kettle chips, although for the price I wish it were fries.
The mac n’ cheese came in a cute stone pan, with a liberal amount of cheese and lobster. Even though the serving seemed on the small side, the unassuming amount of lobster they included filled me up quickly.
For those wrinkling their noses at wondering about the freshness of the seafood, know that Freshies Lobster Co. imports all their seafood fresh from Maine. There’s no foul, fishy taste of “this-seafood-has-been-sitting-in-the-storage-room-for-the-past-week”.
Biting into the roll will certainly take you to a Maine boardwalk, with ocean waves crashing beneath the wooden panels and the sound of seagulls overhead.
If you’re in the mood for some delicious lobster, don’t skimp out on this Utah treasure. The prices may seem a little steep for a college student, but you did well on your finals; let this be a way of congratulating yourself.
Check out their menu here.